Definition of santolina in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsan(t)əˈlēnə/


A plant of the genus Santolina in the daisy family, especially (in gardening) lavender cotton.
Example sentences
  • Take heel cuttings from ceanothus, penstemons, lavenders, santolinas and philadelphus.
  • These include cistus, phlomis, lavenders, rosemary, myrtle, santolinas and artemesias.
  • Don't forget to factor white and blue into your planting scheme; both do a great job of cooling off and separating drifts of hot-colored plants, as do gray-foliaged plants such as santolina, artemisia, and dusty miller.


Modern Latin, perhaps an alteration of santonica.

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Syllabification: san·to·li·na

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